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Amy Pfenning, MSN, CPNP-PC 

Medical | Pediatrics

A lifelong Vermonter, Amy Pfenning, MSN, CPNP-PC, has dedicated her life to caring for the people in the Rutland area. As a primary care provider, hospitalist, educator, active community member, and award-winning healthcare professional, she joined Community Health in 2018. In 2017, she received a master’s degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner from Maryville University. Her undergraduate nursing degrees are from Castleton State College (now University) and Walden University.

For 20 years before joining Community Health, she was a nurse manager and educator at Rutland Regional Medical Center, caring for women and children in their inpatient pediatric mother/baby labor and delivery units.

Pfenning has a dual role at Community Health, one as a primary care provider seeing patients at the practice, and secondly as a hospitalist caring for newborns, emergency room admissions, transports, and children who are hospitalized.

Pfenning has been named “Best Nurse” in the Rutland Herald’s People’s Choice Best of the Best Awards, a recognition she calls “humbling.”

As an active parent and community member, she has developed strong relationships outside of her professional responsibilities. “This job isn’t what you do but who you are,” she says.

Her downtime is spent with her large extended family, her husband of 30+ years, and grown children, traveling, or gardening.

Philosophy of Care

It is a privilege to partner with families and humbling to know that people respect your professional opinion in such a way as to trust you with the number one thing that’s important in life; their children.

Professional Interests: 
Pediatrics | Neonatal

Education & Training


  • Master’s Degree, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Walden University
  • Associate Degree in Nursing from Castleton State College

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Nurse Certification Board

License States

  • VT

Honors & Awards

2022 Rutland Community Nurse Practitioner of the Year  •  2021 Winner, Best Nurse Category, Rutland Herald Best of the Best Reader’s Choice Awards  •  2018 Winner, Best Nurse Category, Rutland Herald Best of the Best Readers’ Choice Award

Seeing patients at. . .

Pediatrics clinic exterior

Community Health Pediatrics

1 General Wing Road
Rutland, VT 05701